Thursday, May 11, 2006

Random Trivia

The French once attempted to establish a calendar (the French Republican Calendar) using a decimal-type system for ease of use. There were to be ten days in a week, three weeks a month, twelve months a year, with five (or six, if it's a leap year) days of celebration at the end of each year.

Additionally, the French attempted to introduce a time (French Revolutionary Time) system based on the decimal system (base 10) instead of the Sumerian/Babylonian base 60 system.

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